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    Week 1: Receiving Recruit View

    Upon arrival, Marine recruits receive their first instruction from a drill instructor at Parris Island, S.C.

    A Military Working Dog Handler

    Cpl. Christopher Vogt works as a canine handler and trains his dog, Kepie, to help protect the president of the United States.

    Roles in the Corps: Infantry O...

    Capt. Kutilek explains why he wanted to go into the infantry when he joined the Marine Corps.

    What Is a Marine Expeditionary...

    An MEU is made up of ground, aviation and logistics combat elements, all operating under a unifying command element.

    Roles in the Corps: Artillery...

    A Marine Corps captain describes his role as an artillery officer and leader of Marines.

    Marine Aviation Hot Refueling

    Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael J. Wulf, a bulk fuel specialist, describes how "hot refueling" works.

    Flame Out

    Sgt. Ofman Gomez leads Marines in a firefighting exercise held at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

    Aviation Supply

    Marines in Aviation Supply put in place the logistics and communications systems needed by aircrews.

    Week 7: Grass Week Recruit Vie...

    Recruits learn the basics of weapons safety and marksmanship during grass week.

    Week 3: Bayonet Assault Course...

    Recruits take on the Bayonet Assault Course and learn how to channel their intensity toward an enemy.

    Week 2: In the Barracks Drill...

    Drill instructors demand that recruits move quickly, be thorough and move as a unit.

    Week 1: Receiving Drill Instru...

    Drill instructors guide recruits through receiving, as the recruits begin their transformation into United States Marines.

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